Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega has said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the leading opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) are not ready to transform the country despite spending years in power.
Jega said this in an interview with Toyin Falola via Zoom on Monday December 13, adding that Nigerians have suffered serious setback in the hands of the two parties and a group of elites who are not ready to transform the nation.
According to former INEC Chairman, there is need to change the country’s development trajectory and save the country at large.
He said, “There is no doubt that the ruling elites in the country cannot transform the country into a better one. They have been in power for all these years but nothing has changed. The dominant parties, that is PDP and APC, have closed the opportunity of recruiting good and competent people into the system of leadership.
“They only give chances to people in their camp to continue ruling us. And this has prevented many people particularly the youths from joining politics; they always think it is a bad thing.
“So there is a great need to have competent people who recognise the need to change our development trajectory and save the country at large.”